Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Today in History: Tuesday, January 05, 2016

AP Highlight in History: 
On Jan. 5, 1925, Nellie T. Ross succeeded her late husband as governor of Wyoming, becoming the first female governor in U.S. history.
 
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On this date in:
1781A British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Va.
1896The Austrian newspaper Wiener Presse reported the discovery by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen of a type of radiation that came to be known as an X-ray.
1933Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, died in Northampton, Mass., at age 60.
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1949In his State of the Union address, President Harry S. Truman labeled his domestic program the "Fair Deal."
1970The soap opera "All My Children" premiered on ABC-TV.
1972President Richard Nixon ordered development of the space shuttle.
1973Bruce Springsteen's debut album, "Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.," was released.
1981Police in England arrested Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of the "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women.
1994Former House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill died in Boston at age 81.
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2004After 14 years of denials, Pete Rose publicly admitted that he'd bet on baseball while manager of the Cincinnati Reds.
2011Rep. John Boehner of Ohio was elected speaker as Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives on the first day of the new Congress.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actor Robert Duvall turns 85 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Lou CarneseccaHall of Fame basketball coach91
Walter F. MondaleFormer vice president88
Juan CarlosFormer king of Spain78
Charlie RoseBroadcast journalist74
Ed RendellFormer governor of Pennsylvania72
Diane KeatonActress70
Ted LangeActor ("The Love Boat")68
Pamela Sue MartinActress ("Dynasty")63
George TenetFormer CIA director63
Alex EnglishBasketball Hall of Famer62
Marilyn MansonRock singer47
Bradley CooperActor41
Actress January Jones ("Mad Men") turns 38 years old today.
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